The Ohana Cottage – ARC Book Review

Title:- The Ohana Cottage

Author:- Megan Reinking

No. of pages:- 192 pages

Date published:- June 2nd 2022

Genre:- Romance


Plot:- 3.5/5

Writing:- 4/5

Overall rating:- 4/5

When Mia Taylor finds herself fresh off of a breakup and in desperate need of a getaway, she escapes the harsh Minnesota winter and embarks on a solo trip to Hawaii. There, she rents an Ohana Cottage, the perfect little place to call home for the next month while she recharges and gains clarity on the next steps of her life.

John Byrd is an Army veteran, dealing with his fair share of trauma from his time in the war. He’s hell bent on keeping to himself and shutting everyone out. That is, until his new tenant, Mia Taylor, shows up to rent his cottage.

She’s outgoing, adventurous and chatty.

He’s broody, quiet and standoffish.

Can he successfully manage to avoid her too? Or could she be the one person to finally break down his walls?

This is a cute romance novel set in the shores of Hawaii.

Mia Taylor is from the cold freezing state of Minnesota and after her break up with her boyfriend, she goes to Hawaii on a solo trip. She rents out the Ohana Cottage, where she will stay for a month till she decide her next step in life. Meanwhile, John Byrd, a former Army Veteran, is shutting nearly everyone out but when Mia Taylor rents out his cottage, things began to turn differently.

This was a predictable romance novel, and you do feel like you are watching a Hallmark movie. However, nearly all romance novels are having predictable story line so this was no different. The story is told from Mia’s and John’s perspectives each has conflicting feelings towards each other. Nevertheless, the author manage to take the reader to the shores of Hawaii so thus makes the reader feel like they are in Hawaii. Of course, the ending is predictable with the couple ending up together and living happily every after.

If you like a story based in Hawaii, and a romance novel, then you can try this book out. Worth 3.5 stars.

Many thanks to Netgalley and Publisher for the ARC. The review is based on my honest opinion only.

Megan Reinking is a wife and mother who lives in Minnesota, where she spends her days reading, writing, or chauffering her three children around town. She’s a homebody who loves quiet, lazy days and connecting with family and friends.

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